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Uploaded: August 2, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: August 2, 2012
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Since I uploaded a lesson on a baby dolphin, how about a couple more animal lessons for you all. Here is how to draw a prairie dog, step by step. Prairie dogs despite their odd appearance are in fact animals that dwell in the open grasslands of North America. They look like squirrels, but they are the size of rabbits. These small animals live underground inside burrows, tunnels, and chambers. The entrance to their dwellings usually look like mounds with holes at the top. Like beavers, prairie dogs spend almost their whole day building their homes and fixing homes that are worn down or destroyed. They like to keep a safe dwelling for their family which normally consists of a male, and a couple of females. An interesting fact is how not all prairie dogs like one another. Family members help with fighting off other dogs that try to inhibit their homes or dwellings. The average lifespan of a prairie dog is around three to four years. They can weigh anywhere between two to four pounds, and oddly enough they are herbivores. Anyways, this is a real cute example on drawing a prairie dog. I hope you like it, and I also hope you learn something new.

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How to Draw a Prairie Dog

how to draw a prairie dog step 1

STEP 1.

The first step is to make two shapes, one for the head, and another for the body. You will need to draw in the facial guideline as well.
 
how to draw a prairie dog step 2

STEP 2.

Next, begin sketching out the actual shape of the head, then draw in the form of the face which is the nose, lips and bottom part of the mouth. You will need to make the lining for some of the back too.
 
how to draw a prairie dog step 3

STEP 3.

Draw out the tear drop shaped eyes, then color them in solid as well. Draw the ear and add some detailing too.
 
how to draw a prairie dog step 4

STEP 4.

Believe it or not but you need to draw both of the arms which are folded on top one one another. The lining should be layered to resemble fluff.
 
how to draw a prairie dog step 5

STEP 5.

Okay, we got the head and some of the body drawn out, now we need to work on getting more of the body drawn. Sketch out the back, then draw the thigh, foot, and the puffy tail.
 
how to draw a prairie dog step 6

STEP 6.

Next up, draw the other leg and foot, then begin cleaning up the drawing so you have a nice image to color in.
 
how to draw a prairie dog step 7

STEP 7.

Here is your prairie dog when you are all done. Now you have a nice drawing to use in one of your pieces.